The governments of Sweden and Denmark have announced they will be pausing the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for younger age groups due to the ‘risk outweighing the benefits.’
The pause comes amid both countries citing studies showing a high risk of severe side effects in young people from the vaccine, such as myocarditis and pericarditis, which causes inflammation in or around the heart.
Sweden’s health agency said it will stop giving the Moderna vaccine to those born in or after 1991, while Denmark is halting the vaccine for anyone under 18.
“In the preliminary data … there is a suspicion of an increased risk of heart inflammation, when vaccinated with Moderna,” the Danish Health Authority said.
According to a Reuters report, Geir Bukholm, head of infection control at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, said that especially men under the age of 30 should use the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine over the Moderna one.
Several doctors and immunologists have pointed to the fact that Pfizer’s vaccines also show a high risk of heart inflammation in the young, asking why Pfizer has been exempt from multiple instances of pauses on different vaccines.
According to a new study published in MedRxiv, the current COVID vaccines could potentially be more dangerous to Children than COVID-19 itself.
The study found that after healthy male children received their COVID-19 vaccine, CDC-defined myopericarditis rates were many times higher than their hospitalization rates for the same demographic during moderate to high transmission periods.
“In lieu of pediatric vaccination mandates, the US may: 1) consider gathering data on previous infection in this age group and/or 2) follow the example of Germany, Sweden, Norway and the WHO and hold off on definitively recommending vaccination of low-risk children against C19”
The rate of hospitalization for children aged 5-17 stands at approximately 6 per 100,000 for COVID-19, whereas the estimated rate of hospitalization for influenza is much higher in the same age group.
Furthermore, a team of Johns Hopkins researchers recently reported that after studying a large sample size of children, they found zero COVID deaths among healthy kids.
Dr. Marty Makary, a medical expert and professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, analyzed approximately 48,000 children under 18 diagnosed with Covid from April to August 2020. Makary and his team “found a mortality rate of zero among children without a pre-existing medical condition such as leukemia.”
In one post on Twitter, Dr Robert Malone talked about the calculation based on scientific data when it comes to children being vaccinated with the mRNA technology.
“Based on Pfizer hospitalizations, the Pfizer vaccine is 3.5 times more likely to cause a 12 to 17-year-olds to be hospitalized than the CDC predicts it will prevent hospitalization from the disease itself. For 12 to 17-year-old females, the Pfizer vaccine is 4.5 times more likely to cause hospitalization than the CDC predicts to prevent it, by similar calculations,” Dr Malone wrote.
“12 to 17-year-old males are only 16% more likely to die from COVID than the vaccine. Females aged 12 to 17 years old are 72% more likely to die from their vaccine than COVID itself.”
During a recent FDA hearing on the rollout of booster shots, several doctors expressed concern about the risk of myocarditis.
Dr. James Hildreth, a voting member on the FDA expert panel, said that he has “a serious concern of myocarditis in young people.” Meanwhile, another expert, Dr. Melinda Wharton, said she does “not feel comfortable” with recommending boosters to younger people due to the risk of myocarditis.
According to a recent report from Canada, more than 100 Ontario youth have been sent to hospital for vaccine-related heart problems.
The report released last week by Public Health Ontario shows the number of people in the province who have been hospitalized for heart inflammation following their mRNA vaccination is much higher than initially thought.
The reported incidents skew heavily to young males.
Just as of August 7th, there were over 100 incidents of myocarditis/pericarditis in Ontarians under the age of 25. Over 30 of these cases were in 12- to 17-year-olds and 75 were in 18- to 24-year-olds. The vast majority — 80% — were males.
This number is more than half of the total 202 emergency room visits across all age groups for such issues following vaccination in the province.
According to the New York Post, the Los Angeles public school system is planning on mandating COVID-19 vaccines for students 12 and up.
According to the report, students who are involved in extracurricular activities would be prioritized under the proposal — with those 12 and older required to have their first dose of the vaccine by October 3rd. The second dose would be required by Halloween.
All other kids 12 and older in the district of more than 1,000 schools would need to receive their first dose by the end of November and their second dose by December 19th, two days before Christmas break.
Parents will be required to upload proof of vaccination into the district’s ‘Daily Pass’ program by January 10th, one day before students are set to return from their break.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is an independent expert advisory committee that advises United Kingdom health departments on immunization, much like the CDC in the US.
The JVCI recently decided not to back jabbing children aged 12-15, after they conducted a “serious review” of the medical evidence. The committee concluded that they do not recommend routine vaccination of healthy children, concluding that “the health benefits for a child only slightly outweigh the potential harm that might be done by adverse reactions to the vaccine.”
Despite the recommendation, government officials are reportedly confident the medical officers will change course and give swift backing to the mass immunization program. School leaders are calling for an urgent meeting with officials to work out the logistics of vaccinating millions of 12-15-year-olds on school sites.
As new studies show the current COVID vaccines are statistically more dangerous to the young than COVID-19 itself, a Division 1 college athlete explained in a video that he was hospitalized with severe heart inflammation following his vaccination.
“I am in the hospital right now with heart complications from the COVID-19 vaccine, and I want to inform as many people as I can about the risks from taking the vaccine that I wish someone had informed me,” the athlete said in a TikTok video that has over 500,000 likes.
During the ‘America’s Frontline Doctors’ Summit Anniversary event, Dr. Lee Merritt, spoke about the issues with the vaccination program in the military as well as in the general population.
“One of my big problems is our vaccination of the military… There were only 20 deaths of all of the active duty in 2020 for covid… We’re vaccinating everybody, and we’ve already had tumors and we’ve had 80 cases of myocarditis, … and myocarditis has significant 5-year mortality I think it’s 66%. So with the vaccine program, we have extensively killed more of our young active-duty military than COVID did.”